When Westfield Century City mall eliminates free parking sometime in 2013, shoppers aren't likely to find many reasonable parking alternatives nearby.
The mall could eliminate its three-hour free parking policy and start charging customers to use what is currently the only free parking structure in Century City as soon as fall of 2013.
The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, in addition to nearby office buildings, does offer public parking, but not for cheap. At Century Plaza, non-guests will pay $10 for the first hour of parking, plus $4 per each additional hour, with a maximum amount of $36.
Westfield's new parking fees have not yet been set, though Planning Commission documents say the parking "shall be provided for patrons at market rates consistent with rates charged at nearby offices and hotel buildings and/or similar shopping centers in Los Angeles during all hours of operation." The nearby Westside Pavilion offers three hours of free parking, Grove shoppers get the first hour of parking free, and Beverly Center patrons are charged $1 per hour for the first four hours of their trip.
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